Think Positive!: CDC Urges Everyone to Get COVID Tested, Vaccinated and Booster Shots
Positive Growth joins the Center for Disease Control (CDC), scientists, researchers, health care providers and COVID experts in advising everyone to get tested, vaccinated and Booster shots to actively combat the spread and contraction of this deadly virus and variants.
According to the CDC, benefits of getting COVID vaccines include:
- COVID-19 vaccines are safe, including for children ages 5 years and older
- COVID-19 vaccines are effective
- COVID-19 vaccination is a safer way to help build protection
- Once fully vaccinated, people can start doing more
- Immunity after COVID-19 vaccination
To date it is not known how long protection lasts for those who are vaccinated. But it is known that COVID-19 and its variants namely, Delta and Omicron, have caused very serious illness and death for reportedly, more than 800,000 Americans. If you get COVID-19, you also risk giving it to loved ones who may get very sick. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a safer choice.
None of the COVID-19 vaccines can give you COVID-19: None of the COVID-19 vaccines contain the live virus that causes COVID-19, so a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.
About Variants: Viruses are constantly changing, including the virus that causes COVID-19. These changes occur over time and can lead to the emergence of variants that may have new characteristics. Vaccines continue to reduce a person’s risk of contracting the virus that cause COVID-19. Vaccines are highly effective against severe illness.
To learn more about vaccines and benefits, visit the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits.html
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